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Parker, William John


Description
Media Type:
Text
Image
Item Type:
Cards
Description:
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Date of Original:
1919
Date Of Event:
1893-1917
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Parker, William John ; Parker, Margaret A. ; Parker, Thomas Wilbur
Local identifier:
WW1_P_013
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Place of birth:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.7001 Longitude: -80.36638
  • Place of education:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3834 Longitude: -80.34967
  • Place of enlistment:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.5001 Longitude: -80.49969
  • Place of military training:
    England, United Kingdom
    Latitude: 53 Longitude: -2
  • Place of education:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3668 Longitude: -80.31637
  • Place of death:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.4315 Longitude: 2.8331
  • Place of military service:
    France, France
    Latitude: 46 Longitude: 2
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Kitchener Public Library – Soldier Information Card Collection – World War One
Terms of Use:
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Full Text

Parker, William John

Signaller.

Enlisted April 5, 1916 with 111st South Waterloo Battalion and transferred to 10th Battalion

B.E.F.

Methodist.

Born in Fergus Dec. 21, 1893 educated at Preston School and at Galt Collegiate Institute.

Single.

He was in England from October 1916 to May 1917 studying to be a signaler. He went to France

in May and was in action until he was killed August 15, 1917 at Hill 70. As he was going back

to the communication trench he was hit in the neck and side by shrapnel and the wound proved

fatal.

His next of kin is Margaret A.Parker, Preston, Ontario.

In two days’ fighting previous to his death he kept up communications so well during the hard

fighting that his superior officer recommended him for bravery.

Thomas Wilbur Parker, Duke St., Preston, Ontario

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Parker, William John


A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.